K11.2: Sialoadenitis

You have an inflammation in one or more salivary glands.

The salivary glands produce saliva and transport it to the mouth. In all, there are 6 large salivary glands. The two parotid glands are located in front of the left and right ear. The two submandibular glands are located to the left and right at the back of the lower jaw. The two sublingual glands are located to the left and right beneath the tongue.

Salivary gland inflammation can develop if the passageways inside the salivary glands get blocked. When the passageways are blocked, bacteria can accumulate inside the salivary glands. The salivary glands can also get inflamed when one has too little saliva.

Inflamed salivary glands can swell up and be painful. A reddening may also be noted in the inflamed salivary glands. Pus can also build up.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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